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goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
regiment - military unit; V: subject to strict order; Ex. regimented society
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury